2017 Webinars

Are IO Drugs the Key to the Cancer Moonshot?

Broadcast Date: 3/21/2017


Checkpoint inhibitor immuno-oncology (IO) treatments, widely considered as one of the most promising breakthroughs in drug development, are a focus of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. But are these new therapies getting reimbursed and what are the challenges they face in gaining market access? 

This webinar presents a data-driven look at the key challenges facing IO drugs including:

  • Cost and value

  • Interpretation of clinical efficacy evidence

  • Restrictions issued by HTA agencies

FDA and 21st Century Entrepreneurial Regulation

Broadcast Date: 1/25/2017

Guest presenter: Peter Pitts, Former FDA Associate Commissioner and President, Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Entrepreneurial regulation is a philosophy that allows agencies such as the FDA to be both regulator and colleague to the industry. In such an environment, regulators gain the ability to:

  • Develop policies that are an incentive for innovative medicines

  • Advance the assessment of healthcare technologies

  • Facilitate a competitive pharmaceutical marketplace

  • Identify and advance important opportunities

This webinar explores these opportunities and how pharmaceutical companies can collaborate with the FDA to build better, more equitable healthcare. 

2016 Webinars

Transparency in Clinical Evidence Sources

Broadcast Date: 10/26/2016

Study transparency is key to pharmaceutical data. The ability to easily access the clinical evidence used to make reimbursement decisions could potentially save time and minimize redundancy. However, the availability of this information in a consistent and accessible format is a challenge.

This webinar examines the behavior of influential HTA agencies, matching unique clinical trial outcomes with HTA reviews to see how much information is shared. Then take part in an interactive panel discussion on the impact of unstructured data on market access and proven techniques to manage this data.



Hepatitis C: A Modern Market Access Perspective

Broadcast date: 9/28/2016

An in-depth look at current trends in the Hepatitis C market landscape. We provide a data-driven analysis of reimbursement decisions made by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC)—the first agency to review all the new Hepatitis C treatments—to see what drugs are moving to market and where others have stumbled. 



Is Your Oncology Drug HTA-ready?

Broadcast date: 7/27/2016

For health technology assessment (HTA) agencies, cancer drugs provide a special set of challenges and level of complexity in their reimbursement evaluations. Measuring surrogate endpoints, valuing high-cost combination therapies, and keeping up with innovations like immunotherapies are all nuanced examples that are especially challenging in oncology.  



Do You Trust Your Market Access Data?

Broadcast date: 6/29/2016

Developing a successful market access strategy is no easy task, especially in a fast-moving global market. Often times the key to success is understanding subtle nuances and avoiding common mistakes that can derail your plan and keep you up at night. This presentation considers five common market access missteps and how to avoid them.



Designing Your Clinical Trial for the Long Haul

Broadcast date: 4/27/2016

Clinical trials have been traditionally designed with regulatory approval in mind, often overlooking key differences in goals between reimbursement (HTA) and regulatory agencies. This webinar features a discussion on best practices for using HTA data to better inform trial design including how this can save development time and help avoid negative decisions.



Can the Patient Voice Change the Conversation?

Broadcast date: 3/30/2016

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) agencies are widely promoting the public’s ability to participate in the HTA decision-making process through patient/professional group submissions. This looks like a promising opportunity for manufacturers striving to continually demonstrate the value of their innovations—but is patient voice really having an impact? This webinar takes a data-driven approach to examine the decision outcomes from four key agencies and the relationship between those decisions and patient/professional group submissions. 



Not All Positive Decisions Are Equal

Broadcast date: 2/24/2016

In Market Access positive reimbursement decisions are the end goal that drive decision-making throughout the development lifecycle. But often a positive reimbursement decision is only partially positive and restricts the population that has access to the medicine. Making the assumption that every positive decision is without restriction may have repercussions on the critical decisions you make about that drug, from clinical trial design to projection of market size based on population. This webinar offers an insightful discussion that examines the nuances of positive decisions and how to interpret them. 



Could Learnings from European Healthcare Markets Apply to U.S.?

Broadcast date: 1/20/2016

The United States has long faced the difficulty of drug pricing and evaluating the cost-effectiveness of drugs—especially expensive ones. This webinar examines how several European countries use health technology assessment (HTA) agencies to evaluate efficacy and/or cost-effectiveness, and explores how the U.S. might be able to replicate these methods to solve its drug valuation crisis.

2015 Webinars


Highlights from the 2015 Context Matters webinar series, including hot industry topics like "Does Cost-Effectiveness Matter?" "HTA Secrets Unlocked," and "Building a Predictive Model for Market Access."


Do Evidence Groups Bias NICE Decisions?

Broadcast date: 12/3/2015


HTA Secrets

Broadcast date: 10/28/2015


Does Cost-effectiveness

Broadcast date: 7/29/2015


HTA Agencies

Broadcast date: 5/27/2015


Building a Predictive Model for Market Access

Broadcast date: 11/19/2015


Drafting a Blueprint for
Market Access in Six Steps

Broadcast date: 9/29/2015


Does the CDF Have
a Score Threshold?

Broadcast date: 6/24/2015


Is HTA Variability
by Agency Design?

Broadcast date: 3/11/2015